Ashwagandha: a medicinal plant in the context of Indian medicine treatment


  • Tanmay Ghosh Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Dinabandhu Andrews College, Baishnabghata, South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, West Bengal, India


medical microbiology, microbiology, pathology, botany


The Ashwagandha is a customary plant found in the Indian subcontinent. It is customarily utilized for Ayurveda. The word Ashwagandha is gotten from the Sanskrit words Ashwa (pony) and Gandha (smell). This is on the grounds that its foundations smell like the perspiration of a pony. Ashwagandha helps in the administration of stress, uneasiness, and diabetes because of its Rasayana (restoring) and Vata adjusting properties. Ashwagandha root powder, when taken with milk, helps in overseeing male barrenness just as erectile brokenness. This is because of its Spanish fly property. One significant safeguard with Ashwagandha is that it ought to be stayed away from during pregnancy as it would increment uterine compressions. It is accepted that Ashwagandha may work on the person's capacity to manage pressure. Stress expands the discharge of adrenocorticotropic chemical (ACTH) which thus builds the cortisol levels (stress chemical) in the body. Ashwagandha powder diminishes the degree of cortisol and assists with decreasing pressure and stress-related issues.


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How to Cite

T. Ghosh, “Ashwagandha: a medicinal plant in the context of Indian medicine treatment”, Int. J. Phytol. Res., vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 18–21, May 2022.